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Eriogonum incanum ~ Frosted Buckwheat

Eriogonum incanum is native to much of the mountainous parts of California. The gray leaves of the Frosted Buckwheatt set off the brilliant yellow flowers spectacularly. Eriogonum incanum is a food source for several hairstreak butterflies. The small stature and relatively widespread distribution of the Frosted Buckwheat makes it an excellent choice for the rock garden. Eriogonum incanum is a great addition to the butterfly garden where it is a nectar source for The Gray Hairstreak, the Common Buckeye and the Mournful Duskywing. Well drained soil will dramatically improve the chances of garden success with this beautiful buckwheat. Eriogonum incanum is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar.

Eriogonum incanum, Frosted Buckwheat

Yellow flowers of Eriogonum incanum the Frosted Buckwheat. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.